College of Communication and the Arts

Galleries & Events

Artist Holly Branstnerguest artist - holly branstner

opening receptions: January 14 & 21 | cva Main Gallery
Exhibit dates: January 11 - February 14

Art patrons have their choice of two opening receptions for Branstner's exhibit of paintings and sculptures, BLACK NOISE—Thursday, January 14 from 6 to 9 p.m. and Thursday, January 21 from 5 to 9 p.m. in the UT Center for the Visual Arts. The January 21 reception will coincide with the Arts Commission 3rd Thursday Loop and is a featured stop on the bus route for the loop. Indus watercolor by artist, Holly Branstner

BLACK NOISE focuses on a series of moody and abstracted depictions and less obvious visions that begin with what remains of the industrial landscapes of Detroit’s River Rouge and the periphery of Toledo. Her work, often regardless of its subject, is always a reflection of her youth and subsequent summers spent at an idyllic Lake Louise in northern Michigan and her intimate, wrestling, and nostalgic relationship with the attracting complexities of Detroit, its surrounds, and Toledo, Ohio where she now lives.

Her work is in the permanent collections of the Detroit Institute of Arts, the University of Dayton, the University of Evansville, and Crown Equipment Corporation as well as in the personal possession of many private individuals. She has received numerous awards for her work, including three individual artist grants from the Michigan Council for the Arts and a Canaday Award from the Toledo Museum of Art. Recently she has served as an artist-in-residence at the University of Dayton where her work continues to be regularly shown in the context of exhibitions of American art from the Dicke Collection.


Photographer Dan McInnisguest artist - Dan MCINNIS
Janury 18 - february 20

Photographer Daniel McInnis, currently living in Perrysburg, is originally from upstate New York. He received his BFA in Film, Photography and the Visual Arts at Ithaca College's Roy H. Park School of Communications. He has an MFA in photography from Savannah College of Art and Design where he studied with Craig Stevens. Heidi and Lily by photographer Dan McInnis

His work entitled "Heidi and Lily, Ohio, 2014" was selected as a finalist and shortlisted piece for the prestigious 2016 Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition at the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution. This same work was chosen for Third Prize in the 2015 Photo Review competition, juried by Lawrence Miller.

Dan has taught as a professor of both photographic practice and history at Ithaca College, The American University of Dubai, John Jay College of Criminal Justice (CUNY), School of Visual Arts (SVA) and Wittenberg University.



Student Quentin Babcock works on mural at the Frederick Douglass CenterArts Diplomacy Mural 

Now on view |  1001 Indiana Ave, Toledo

Students in the Arts Diplomacy class at The University of Toledo worked with members of the Toledo community during fall semester 2015 to create a public mural under the direction of artist Dave Loewenstein. The mural is at the entrance to the James B. Simmons, Jr. Neighborhood Facilities Building.

The subject of the mural was determined through a collaborative process involving University of Toledo students and Frederick Douglass Community Association members and stakeholders.


2015-2016 CVA MAIN GALLERY Schedule

    August 4-October 3, 2015
    Reception: September 17, 6-9 p.m.
    October 12-December 11, 2015
    Reception: October 15, 6-9 p.m.
    December 2015
    January 11-February 14, 2016
    Reception: January 14, 6 to 9 p.m.
    & January 21, 5 to 9 p.m.
    February 29-March 18, 2016
    Drop-off dates: Feb. 15-16, 9a-5p
    March 28-April 18, 2016
    Reception: TBS
    Friday, April 22, 2016


  • Guest - Zachariah Szabo
    August 24-October 3, 2015
    Reception: September 17, 6 to 9 p.m.
  • Student Exhibition
    November 9-December 12, 2015
  • Guest Artist - Daniel McInnis
    January 18-February 20, 2016
    January 21, 2016, 5 to 9 p.m.
  • Student Exhibition
    April 4-May 2, 2016


  • CVA Main Gallery
    Mon. - Sat. 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
    Sun. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • CVA Clement Gallery
    Daily 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Carlson Library
    Mon. - Fri. 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    Sat. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Sun. 12 Noon to 8 p.m.
  • Sullivan Hall
    Mon. - Fri. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Last Updated: 1/6/16